Tornado hits Florida County, chopping down trees, power lines

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A tornado hit a county in northern Florida early Monday, knocking down trees and power lines.

The tornado swept through northwest Madison County, west of Cherry Lake, WCTV reported. It then weakened as it headed for the Florida-Georgia border, according to the report.

The tornado was spotted 11 miles from Madison at around 3:15 a.m. EST, WTXL reported.

“We had a tornado landing with damage across the county. There are several broken trees and power lines, ”Madison County Fire & Rescue said in a Facebook post. “Our teams monitor, clean and check residents. We ask that you exercise extreme caution due to conditions and live power lines. Many roads are completely blocked. ”

HURRICANE SEASON STILL A RECORD SEES LATE RAIN OF THE SYSTEM, SEVERE WEATHER ON THE EAST COAST

NOAA satellite image of Florida on November 30, 2020.
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Madison County remained under a tornado warning until 4 a.m. EST.

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A tornado warning was in place for Land O’Lakes and Odessa, Fla., Until 6:30 a.m. EST, according to the National Weather Service Tampa Bay.

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